At St. Joseph Housing Initiative, we know that people need safe, peaceful home environments to thrive and owning one’s home is a major step forward in the path of financial independence. Where there are stable homes, there are healthy, harmonious neighborhoods. But neighborhoods are nothing without neighbors. When we help our neighbors begin a path toward homeownership, we all benefit. When we share in the work of home-building, we share in a greater, stronger St. Louis.

SOLD! A wonderful beginning to 2024: a first-time homebuyer is now the proud owner of The House with the View. See Our Homes to learn more.


SJHI has expanded to include an additional neighborhood!  SJHI has acquired 3, side-by-side homes in Baden, and renovation is already in progress.


SOLD! The Virginia house is now the first home of a family.  See Our Homes to learn more!


SOLD! Our 5th Alaska house sold, in our 5th year!  Please celebrate with us the start of this exciting journey for a new, first-time homebuyer, and 5 years of Helping Homeownership HAPPEN!


Thank you to the Youth Volunteer Corps of St. Louis for their service!  On the weekend of December 10th, these bright leaders of tomorrow joined SJHI to paint basements at three homes and help frame out walls.


SOLD! Our Alabama House! This home had quite a journey.  No longer a tiny, longtime vacant neighborhood eyesore, it has transformed into a beautiful first home for a mom and her young daughter.


In the News: Thanks to the St. Louis Review for featuring the hard work of our SJHI volunteers!  Read on to learn more about a day of fence-building at one of our homes.


Helping Home Happen:   Learn about what we do from the people who make us who we are in our 2021 Mission Video.

SJHI is humbled to be recognized by Focus St. Louis as an organization improving Equity and Inclusion in St. Louis in their 25th Annual “What’s Right with the Region” Awards!  On May 12, 2022, a celebration honored 20 individuals, organizations, and initiatives making a difference. 

Announcing…our newest project! Welcome to our Virginia house, our first in Carondelet! 

On Friday Oct. 23rd and Saturday Nov. 6 , SJHI volunteers joined our  partners Wallflower Design in two landscaping days at 4673 Alaska. 


On Saturday 6/26, SJHI volunteers joined in at the Downtown Dutchtown Community Cleanup. It was a productive morning of picking up trash, mowing a vacant lot & community building with neighborhood residents and other orgs, Cure Violence & Lutheran Development Corp.  Listen to KMOX radio’s Debbie Monterrey (& frequent SJHI volunteer) talk about the cleanup!


In the News: Thanks to Missouri Metro for this piece about our community Spring Block & Alley Cleanup!


Our Homes: SOLD! Our Itaska Home is taken!  Congratulations to our new homeowner–This 2 bedroom, single family detached house is located in the heart of Dutchtown, just down the block from two of our other SJHI homeowners.

In The News: Alexis Zotos of KMOV Channel 4 features St. Joseph Housing Initiative at our Idaho House! St. Louis nonprofit works to rehab vacant homes into affordable housing for first time buyers 

In The News: Our wonderful Fence Building Volunteer Day is featured in a spotlight by Joseph Kenny in the STL Review: St. Stephen Parishioners lead housing initiative’s volunteer effort

In The News: Take a look at the progress we are making, featured here in the St. Louis Review: